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Article: Let's Drink to the 10 Best Red Wines Under 20 Dollars

Let's Drink to the 10 Best Red Wines Under 20 Dollars

Let's Drink to the 10 Best Red Wines Under 20 Dollars
When I was a senior in college I took a wine tasting course and it changed my life. No, really it did. Up until that point I was what my professor so lovingly called a “moscato princess” i.e. someone who only drinks sweet white wines that taste eerily similar to grape juice. It was in that course that I took my first sip of a red that I could actually stand, and the rest is history. However, as a working young adult who loves wine it's hard to find a cheap red wine price that is just right. I simply don’t have the budget to go and buy a $60 bottle (and we all know most of it is gone within a night or two anyways). For all my fellow penny pinching vino fanatics out there, here is a list of the best red wines under 20 dollars.

1. Reata Three County Pinot Noir 2013 $16.99

best-red-wines-under-20
  • Central Coast, California
  • 14% abv
  • Black cherry and pomegranate notes with a medium to full bodied taste. Vanilla aroma with a deep ruby color. A delectable cheap red wine for any occasion.
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2. Jam Jar Sweet Shiraz 2015 $6.67

best-red-wines-under-20
  • South Africa
  • 12.5% abv
  • Fruity, semi sweet wine with hints of blackberries. This inexpensive red wine is great for pairing with sweet or savory foods. I recommend anything chocolate or if pairing with something savory, steak or beef wellington.
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3. Haras de Pirque Hussonet Gran Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 $12.99

best-red-wines-under-20
  • Maipo Valley, Chile
  • 14% abv
  • Black currant character with blackberry and peppery notes. Great for pairing with grilled food making this cheap red wine is another perfect summer wine.
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4. Luigi Bosca Malbec 2013 $17.99

best-red-wines-under-20
  • Argentina, South America
  • 14% abv
  • A very earthy wine, this inexpensive red wine is complemented by bark and blackberry flavors. A great vino to pair with venison and red meats. I’m picturing this in autumn and winter with hearty meals and good company.
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5. Metz Road Pinot Noir 2012 $19.99

best-wines-under-20
  • Central Coast, California
  • 14% abv
  • Black cherry and raspberry flavors define this cheap red wine with notes of vanilla and butterscotch. Layered with exciting flavors.
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6. Errazuriz Max Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 $12.39

best-red-wines-under-20
  • Chile, South America
  • 14% abv
  • Bright ruby colored wine with red fruit and mint aromas, this cheap red has a velvety but firm palate.
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7. Beckmen Cuvee Le Bec 2013 $15.95

best-wines-under-20
  • Central Coast, California
  • 15% abv
  • Smoky inexpensive red wine with a plethora of berry and spice flavor. Sweet cherry finishing notes with a well balanced acidity. Great to pair with meats due to its earthy hints.
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8. Murphy-Goode Liar's Dice Zinfandel 2012

best-red-wines-under-20
  • Sonoma County, California
  • 15.5% abv
  • A bold inexpensive zin, this wine has a nose of black cherries, black currant, and vanilla. Juicy, and full of dark fruit notes. Perfect to pair with your summer BBQ.
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9. Artezin Mendocino Zinfandel 2012 $14.99

best-wines-under-20
  • North Coast, California
  • 14.8% abv
  • A magenta wine inspired by boysenberry, raspberry flavors, and notes of peppers and spices such as cinnamon. A perfect cheap red wine pairing for grilled meats as well as bold cheeses such as Gouda and Bleu.
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10. Woop Woop Shiraz 2013

best-wines-under-20
  • South Australia, Australia
  • 14.5% abv
  • A deep hues wine with licorice and cherry cola aromas. Fun notes of blackberry jam and dark note flavors in this inexpensive red.
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